Which Pittsburgh Pirates are likely to start the season on the 60-Day Injured List?

Spring training begins on Wednesday but it also marks the first day that clubs can place injured players from their 40-man roster on the 60-day injured list.

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Catcher Endy Rodriguez

In mid-December, the unfortunate news that Endy Rodriguez would miss the entirety of the 2024 season after undergoing elbow reconstruction surgery and a repair of his flexor tendon. The Pirates will officially move him to the 60-day injured list, possibly as soon as Wednesday to make room on the 40-man roster for veteran free agent addition Yasmani Grandal.

At the time of his surgery it was expected that Rodriguez would be out 10-12 months, all but ending his 2024 season.

In his debut season in 2023, Rodriguez played in 57 games for the Pirates, hitting .220/.284/.328 with 12 extra base hits including three home runs and 19 RBI across 204 plate appearances.

2024 OUTLOOK: OUT FOR SEASON